South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires in March
  2. 2 Route of the Seven Lakes drive
  3. 3 Colombia, best adventures for birthday.
  4. 4 Mom wants to go to cusco/macchu picchu in 5 days - impossible?
  5. 5 Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes
  6. 6 Bariloche rafting trips
  7. 7 Argentina &TDP-8th-18th April.
  8. 8 El Calafate and El Chalten
  9. 9 Cape Horn cruise in Feb. or March?
  10. 10 Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), Peru
  11. 11 Trip Report Trip Report - First time in Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls/Rio de Janeiro
  12. 12 Safety warning?
  13. 13 Iguazu falls logistics
  14. 14 Packing for Chile in November
  15. 15 Lima stopover
  16. 16 Buenos Aires AND Iguazu Falls?
  17. 17 Amazon side trip
  18. 18 travel from el calafate direct to Torres delPaine
  19. 19 First Trip to Colombia Advice Needed!
  20. 20 Domestic Flights within Chile
  21. 21 Argentina ( Junin de Los Andes)in mid January
  22. 22 Wine tour & transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago Airport
  23. 23 Uruguay, then Buenos Aires in early March
  24. 24 Buenos Aires-ideas for side trips
  25. 25 Santiago - where to stay?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Torres del Paine National Park closed

Jump to last reply

A fire, started in the Rio Olguin area of the park, has been burning for a couple of days. Some refugios were closed and trekkers staying there were evacuated. There has been a voluntary evacuation in place for any wishing to leave the park but, so far, a mandatory evacuation has not been implemented as most of the park is not affected. However, the park has been closed to new entries in order to be able to deal with those already in the park should evacuation be necessary.

If you had a tour booked for the park, contact your tourist agency. If you are an independent traveler, make other plans for at least the next week. You can cross into Argentina and visit El Calafate and El Chalten or beyond, or visit other areas of Chilean Patagonia. Do try to book ahead for lodging as there will be lots of tourists trying to do the same and lodging is often booked up anyway at this time of year.

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.